Starting today, Aug 1, Tennesseans can get a little relief at the cash register when grocery shopping.
A sales tax holiday on food and food ingredients began at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022, and rund through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
During this period, food and food ingredients may be purchased tax free. Food and food ingredients purchased from a micro market or vending machine remain subject to sales tax. Included in this list is baby formula, baby food, frozen meals and more. Not included on the list is tobacco, candy, alcoholic beverages, prepared foods, and restaurant meals.
Here’s the complete list of items eligible.
beverage powders (other than dietary supplements)
bottled water (carbonated, sweetened or unsweetened)
chips (potato, corn, etc.)
fish and meats
fruit (fresh or unsweetened dried)
granola and breakfast bars containing flour
gravies and sauces (mixes or extracts)
herbs and spices
ice (e.g.,cubes, crushed)
jams and jellies
marinated raw meats
nuts (unsweetened or salted)
raw eggs, fish & meats requiring cooking
salad dressing and mixes
sugar and sugar substitutes
tea (bags, leaves & bottled)
vegetables (fresh, frozen, dried, etc.)